FUNDING FOR WAR MEMORIAL UPGRADES

Member for Lismore Thomas George today welcomed the announcement that the City of Lismore RSL Sub Branch will receive $2,630 to ensure the preservation of two important local monuments.

Works on the Boer and WWII Memorials include installation of unobtrusive wire barriers around each of the memorials to protect them from damage caused by skateboarders.

These are two of 24 war memorials across NSW that will receive more than $125,000 in funding as part of the Community War Memorial Fund.

“This work is vital to ensure the preservation of these important local monuments”, Mr George said.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott congratulated the 24 successful applicants of the Community War Memorials Fund.

“The NSW Government is passionate about providing funding that will see communities conserving and improving historic war memorials as well as other programs that will ensure the Anzac legacy lives on,” Mr Elliott said.

Applications are now open for the next round of the Community War Memorials Fund. Applicants have until Anzac Day to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 for the conservation, repair or protection of a community war memorial.

More information, including application forms and funding criteria for both grants, can be found at www.veterans.nsw.gov.au

Photo: Sub Branch Vice President Darryl Hawke, Thomas George MP, President Cec Harris, Minister David Elliott, Secretary Wilson McClelland

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577